Dinner and Lecture with Special Guest Speaker, Jonathan Ornstein

May 12, 2023, 6:00 pm

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After services , there will be a dinner and a lecture on the topic: “In the Shadow of Auschwitz: How JCC Krakow is Rebuilding Jewish Life in Poland and Supporting Ukrainian Refugees.” 

6PM • Service 
7PM • Dinner and Lecture

Jonathan has served as the CEO of the JCC of Krakow, Poland, since 2008.  This is an organization devoted to rebuilding Jewish life in Krakow. The JCC boasts over 850 Jewish members, welcomes 10,000 visitors a month and is one of Poland’s most visible signs of Jewish revival. He created Ride For The Living and Holocaust Survivor Day, two global initiatives with tens of thousands of participants. A native of New York City, Jonathan moved to Israel in 1994, living for 7 years on a kibbutz in the Negev desert and served in a combat unit in the I.D.F. before moving to Poland in 2001. Jonathan, a primary architect of Poland’s contemporary Jewish rebirth, is a frequent international speaker and media contributor on issues relating to Jewish Poland, and an activist for Holocaust survivors.

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